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Jagdstaffel Richthofen

Event ID: 558

26 April 1917

50.329872275934086, 3.144518810662833

Source ID: 33

Richthofen, Beyond the legend of the Red Baron, Peter Kilduff, Arms and Armour, 1993

ISBN: 1854091271

On Thursday 26 April Jasta 11’s daily message traffic brought news that, on orders of Kaiser Wilhelm, the unit would henceforth bear the name Jagdstaffel Richthofen. Jasta 11 was only the second aviation unit to have such a distinction, but it was used for only a brief period. Three weeks’ worth of Kofl 6. Armee reports, 4 through 18 May, ascribe aerial victories to Jagdstaffel Richthofen; after that the Kofl and all other reports used the simple Jasta 11 nomenclature.


Kofl 6. Armee 50790.

Besonderes: Auf Befehl S.M hat die Jagdstaffel 11 den Namen Jadgstaffel ‘Richthofen’ zu fuehren.

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